Josephine White Block

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Josephine White Block
Josephine White Block Providence RI 2013.jpg
Josephine White Block in 2013
Josephine White Block is located in Rhode Island
Josephine White Block
Josephine White Block is located in the US
Josephine White Block
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°47′59″N 71°39′20″W / 41.79972°N 71.65556°W / 41.79972; -71.65556Coordinates: 41°47′59″N 71°39′20″W / 41.79972°N 71.65556°W / 41.79972; -71.65556
Area less than one acre
Built 1894
Architect Mesker Brothers
MPS Elmwood MRA
NRHP Reference # 80000014 [1]
Added to NRHP January 7, 1980

The Josephine White Block is an historic mixed-use commercial and residential building at 737-739 Cranston Street in the Elmwood section of southern Providence, Rhode Island, United States. It is a three story structure with a stamped-metal facade, and sidewalls of brick (first floor) and clapboard (upper floors). It was built c. 1894 for Josephine White, a widow who lived nearby, and houses two storefronts in the first level and four living units above. The metal facade is the only known local installation of the St. Louis, Missouri-based Mesker Brothers, a nationally-known manufacturer of metal architectural elements.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Historic Resources of Elmood, Providence" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-02.